THE ZEEBRUGGE RAID: CREATING A LEGEND
A free event at the University of Kent
Friday 11th May 2018
10am – 3pm
Gateways to the First World War is launching a new project to investigate the ways in which the famous Zeebrugge raid of 1918 was presented to the British people, using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source.
We would like to recruit a team of volunteers to work with Professor Mark Connelly in exploring the stories relating to the raid.
Join us at this event at the University of Kent to find about more about the project and how to get involved.
Find full details of the event and book your place here.
‘100 miles for 100 years’ is a series of thirty self-guided heritage trails themed on local people, events and places relevant to the First World War in Kent. Each trail will feature landmarks illustrated with images marking where people lived or an event happened. Each image will be accompanied by a brief informative description to be used whilst following the trail but with links to encourage deeper exploration of local issues and events. The Kent in WW1 team are looking for anyone who would be interested in helping develop these trails.
The trails will be available as mobile-compliant apps from www.kentww1.com including full downloadable directions and health and safety guidance. Also on the website is a downloadable pdf version with more details including a trail quiz to encourage deeper interaction and an interesting activity for families. They are also available as a leaflet.
The trails will be developed in association with local people who will be given the opportunity to receive training in trail development and event organisation. Each individual trail will have a launch event where the community can join together to learn about their locality in the First World War.
If you would like to be involved in supporting the development of trails in Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Isle of Sheppey, Lydd, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Sevenoaks, Southborough and High Brooms, Tenterden and Tonbridge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
You can find more volunteering opportunities related to the School’s Gateways to the First World War project at http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/volunteering